I think that this can come together far faster than anyone really imagines. It is totally in the best interests of all the military forces to do exactly this and engagement means training for their best troops as well. After this it will be a matter for the various stakeholders to get together and knock together a simple protocol.
We forget just how fast militaries can organize alliances.
Better most are trained in European traditions so the process is almost seamless.
The hard reality is that the Iranian threat has not abated and it has become real in every new hot spot..
Arab representatives will meet over the next month to study the creation of the force and present their findings to defence ministers within four months, according to the resolution adopted by the leaders.
The decision was mostly aimed at fighting jihadists who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria and secured a foothold in Libya, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said ahead of the summit.
On Sunday, Arabi told the meeting the region was threatened by a "destructive" force that threatened "ethnic and religious diversity", in an apparent reference to the Islamic State group.
"What is important is that today there is an important decision, in light of the tumult afflicting the Arab world," he said.
Egypt had pushed for the creation of the rapid response force to fight militants, and the matter gained urgency this week after Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched air strikes on Huthi rebels in Yemen.
Arabi, reading a statement at the conclusion of the summit, said on Sunday the offensive would continue until the Huthis withdraw from regions they have overrun and surrender their weapons.
Several Arab states including Egypt are taking part in the military campaign, which Saudi King Salman said on Saturday would continue until the Yemeni people "enjoy security".
- 'Months to create' -Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi at the start of the summit called for the offensive to end only when the Huthis "surrender", calling the rebel leader an Iranian "puppet".